Industry Innovators

While rooted in tradition, wine, spirits, and beer continue to evolve thanks to people pushing the boundaries and striving for better. These are the industry innovators taking the drinks industries to new territory and creating legacies for generations to come.

lexie phillips
Industry Innovator: Lexie Phillips, Jack Daniel’s First Female Assistant Distiller

Lexie Phillips has experienced a lot of “firsts” in her career. March of 2022 marked…

katerina axelsson
Industry Innovator: Katerina Axelsson, CEO and Founder of Tastry

The fascinating thing about wine is its ability to bring together many industries. Wine doesn’t…

Bobby Stuckey
Industry Innovator: Bobby Stuckey, Independent Restaurant Coalition

Innovation doesn’t always mean the introduction of new methods, ideas, or products. It can also…

Carlo Mondavi
Industry Innovator: Monarch Tractor Co-Founder, Carlo Mondavi

As the grandson of the great Robert Mondavi, many believe that Carlo Mondavi was destined…

Cathy Corison
Industry Innovator: Winemaking Trailblazer, Cathy Corison

Cathy Corison is a winemaker in St. Helena, California and undoubtedly a trailblazer. Spanning her…

Coravin Founder, Greg Lambrecht
Industry Innovator: Coravin Founder, Greg Lambrecht

When Greg Lambrecht founded Coravin, he revolutionized how we drink wine. The wine preservation system…

Julia Coney
Industry Innovator: Black Wine Professionals Founder, Julia Coney

Julia Coney has done more to shift the wine industry’s paradigm in the last few…